GamesBeat staff discuss their experiences with and opinions on 4A Games’ Metro: Light Last.
In Metro 2033, you turned the same weapons that changed the surface into a wasteland against a sentient, peaceful species out of your own fears. Do you fully understand what you’ve done? Do you deserve forgiveness?
Last Light’s post-apocalyptic Moscow is a terrifying experience filled with mutants, enemy soldiers, and ghosts. It’s also one of the best looking games out there for the PC.
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Metro Last Light, the upcoming sequel to shooter game Metro 2033, is a creepy story-driven amalgam of several different game types. That might make it fresh enough to give it considerable mass market appeal when it debuts in 2013. At its core, the game is a first-person shooter set in the subways and ruins of post-apocalypse Moscow. But it also has adventure elements, a cinematic story, great graphics, and a light role-playing game angle.
Even with its “simplistic” aesthetic and presentation, Lone Survivor manages to surpass many high-profile games by way of its narrative strengths. Drawing clear influence from Silent Hill, Lone Survivor successfully builds upon the psychological thriller.
THQ layoffs, Sega cancellations, and Sony studio closures caused last week to be one of the worst in memory for the gaming industry. Compare that to mobile darling OMGPOP which was sold for $210 million based on the strength of one game. It seems like one side of the market is on its way down, while the other side has nothing but growth ahead of it, but that isn’t necessarily the case.